|Full name||Ove Bertil Sellberg|
|Born||15 October 1959|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)|
|Former tour(s)||European Tour|
|Highest ranking||98 (4 June 1989)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|The Open Championship||T32: 1985|
|Achievements and awards|
Sellberg was born in Stockholm and began playing golf, 10 years old, at Ågesta Golf Club. At 16 years of age, he lost in the final of the 1976 Swedish Junior Match-play Championship, but won the tournament three years later, when the format was changed to stroke-play.
In 1981, as a 21 year old amateur, he took part in the Spanish Open on the European Tour and finished tied 24th.
A sponsor agreement with car manufacturer Saab Automobile made it possible for Sellberg and two of his teammates from the 1982 Eisenhower Trophy, Magnus Persson and Krister Kinell, to turn professional and form Team Saab, granted support and financial possibilities to compete on the European Tour. He successfully progressed through the 1982 European Tour Qualifying School, at La Manga, Spain, in November, finishing tied 5th and earned his first pay check.
He played on the European Tour through most of the 1980s and 1990s, twice finishing in the top-20 of the Order of Merit, in 1986 and 1987. He won three tournaments on the tour during a five-year-span.
When he defeated Howard Clark in the final of the 1986 Epson Grand Prix of Europe Match Play Championship at St. Pierre Golf & Country Club in Chepstow, South Wales, Sellberg became the first Swede to win a European Tour event, which earned him the 1986 Swedish Golfer of the Year award, male and female. He had further wins in the 1989 Open Renault de Baleares on Majorca, Spain and the 1990 Peugeot-Trends Belgian Open at Royal Waterloo GC, Belgium.
Sellberg represented Sweden four times in the World Cup, 1983, 1985, 1987 and 1989, with some success. The team finished 11th, 9th, 7th and 3rd, respectively, every time an all-time best for Sweden. In 1987, Sellberg finished tied 7th in the individual competition. He represented Sweden in the Dunhill Cup five years in a row.
- 1979 Swedish Junior Stroke-play Championship
- 1981 Scandinavian Foursome (Kungsbacka GC) (with Anders Forsbrand)
- 1982 Guldpokalen (Båstad GC), In Wear-Martinique Open (Kristianstad GC), Ågestakanonen (Ågesta GC)
Professional wins (6)
European Tour wins (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||11 May 1986||Epson Grand Prix of Europe
|3 & 2||Howard Clark|
|2||13 Mar 1989||Open Renault de Baleares||−9 (68-71-69-71=279)||2 strokes|| Mark McNulty, José María Olazábal,|
|3||13 May 1990||Peugeot-Trends Belgian Open||−16 (68-66-67-71=272)||4 strokes||Ian Woosnam|
Other wins (3)
- 1983 SAAB Cup (Sweden)
- 1985 Martini Cup (Sweden)
- 1988 ESAB Open (Sweden)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T32||CUT||T57||CUT|
Note: Sellberg only played in The Open Championship.
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
- Jacques Léglise Trophy (representing Continent of Europe): 1977
- European Youths' Team Championship (representing Sweden): 1978, 1979, 1981
- EGA Trophy (representing the Continent of Europe): 1978
- European Amateur Team Championship (representing Sweden): 1981
- Eisenhower Trophy (representing Sweden): 1982
- World Cup (representing Sweden): 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989
- Hennessy Cognac Cup (representing Sweden): 1984
- Dunhill Cup (representing Sweden): 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990
- "Week 22 1989 Ending 4 June 1989" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
- Golf - Den stora sporten [Golf - The great sport] (in Swedish). Swedish Golf Federation. 2004. pp. 41, 224.
- "VM, Bragden i Lausanne". Svensk Golf (in Swedish). No. 7. September 1982. pp. 36–39.
- "Golfens profiler". Swedish Golf Museum. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
- "I siffror sett, nationellt". Svensk Golf (in Swedish). No. 6. August 1981. p. 74.
- "I siffror sett, nationellt". Svensk Golf (in Swedish). No. 7. August 1980. p. 77.
- Golf - Den stora sporten [Golf - The great sport] (in Swedish). Swedish Golf Federation. 2004. pp. 180, 182, 188, 196, 197.
- Golf - Den Gröna Sporten [Golf - The green Sport] (in Swedish). 1979. p. 202.